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Piano Masterclass with NCMA Artist in Residence Michael Tsalka

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Dr Michael Tsalka will run half hour masterclasses for interested piano students of all ages and abilities.


$30 for participants

$5 for observers

Payments can be made on the day – cash only.

How Do I Sign Up?

Please email [email protected] with the following information if you would like to participate:

  • Name
  • Age
  • Level/experience/grade
  • Pieces if music that you may wish to bring to the masterclass

Spaces are limited, so first in, first served.

Dr. Michael Tsalka

Winner of multiple prizes and awards, pianist and early keyboard performer Michael Tsalka is a versatile musician who performs solo and chamber music repertoire from the early Baroque era to our days. After studies in Israel, Germany and Italy, he graduated in 2008 from Temple University (U.S.A) with a D.M.A. in Piano Performance, a Masters in Early Keyboard Performance and a Masters in Chamber Music.

Dr. Tsalka maintains a busy concert schedule performing in Europe, the U.S.A., Canada, Asia, Russia, Australia, South Africa, the Middle East, NZ, Australia, and Latin America. Recent engagements included the Kunst Historisches Museum in Vienna, the Grosser Saal of the Mozarteum, Bellas Artes Theatre in Mexico City, the Grosser Saal of the Elbphilharmonie in Hamburg, the Metropolitan Museum, New York, Tokyo’s City Opera, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Volksbuehne Hall in Berlin, Jerusalem Music Center, Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Sydney’s Conservatory of Music, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Forbidden City’s Concert Hall in Beijing, and live performances for radio and T.V. stations around the globe.

Dr. Tsalka has recorded 24 acclaimed CDs for labels such as NAXOS, Grand Piano, Paladino (Vienna), Brilliant Classics (Amsterdam), Wirripang (Sydney), IMI (Tel-Aviv), Ljud & Bild (Stockholm), and the Sheva Collection (London).

In 2013, his “Goldberg” Vatiations CD (PMR0032) was selected as CD of the year by MusicWeb International.

He has been the artistic director of festivals in Mainland China, Spain, Sweden and Finland. Since 2014 he is the artistic director of the award-winning Geelvinck Fortepiano Festival (Netherlands).

He has presented 120 master classes and lecture-recitals in academic institutions in all continents. Dr. Tsalka is currently a guest professor at the Nelson Center for Musical Arts in New Zealand, and Celaya Conservatory in Guanajuato, Mexico. He is the Head of Keyboard Department at VMMA, Shenzhen, mainland China. www.michaeltsalka.com

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28 March, 2020
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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